Monthly Archives: August 2009

Midsummer’s Night

Summer is coming to an end, and with the end of summer comes Netflix. Michael and I watched “Were the World Mine”, a musical twist on A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream based on Tom Gustafsonā€™s short film, Fairies, last night. The … Continue reading

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Labor Day

Labor Day is late this year and it looks like Fall might be early. We’ve had a cooler than normal summer in the Dells, and that’s been a good thing, for the most part. We’ve had few of the horrible … Continue reading

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Tourists

Michael and I played tourists today. We went over to the International Crane Foundation in the morning, and spent a couple of hours there, walking the trails and looking at the cranes. Around noon, we headed into the Dells for … Continue reading

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Never say never …

“Another popular theme are military service buckles — Army, Navy, Air Force, Combat Veteran, veteran of this war or that, and so on. I looked at the “Airborne” and “Special Forces” buckles, but both are too sappy for me to … Continue reading

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One shining hope …

Michael posted a lyrical version the theme score used in Band of Brothers, an HBO miniseries based on Stephen Ambrose’s book, yesterday. The score was written by Michael Kammen and weaved its way through the episodes; the lyrics were written … Continue reading

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Thanks, Teddy

Teddy Kennedy, who died yesterday, was steadfast in his commitment to full civil rights and equality for all Americans. Gays and lesbians owe a debt of gratitude to Teddy Kennedy. His was a vote that was always cast on the … Continue reading

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The Rabbit Hole

It always amazes me how I can get sucked down the rabbit hole at the railroad. I went over yesterday, innocently enough, to cut and paint a piece of metal for a project I’m working on. I didn’t expect to … Continue reading

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On the other hand …

If oak wilt weren’t enough, Sauk County now has potato blight. As in the blight that caused the Irish Potato Famine of the 1840’s. The blight is affecting both tomatoes and potatoes in the county. The University of Wisconsin Extension … Continue reading

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At least he didn’t get eaten …

The local paper reports this morning that Jeremy Heifner, an out of state visitor in the area for a friend’s wedding, was having a few drinks with friends after the wedding at a local bar. A few, as in a … Continue reading

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Divine intervention …

I’ve been trying to figure out how to hang up belts with white trash buckles in recent days. The technique I’ve been using since I outgrew the habit of just tossing them on the floor, hanging belts on the hook … Continue reading

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